There are moments when we want now to last forever. At other times, soon can’t come fast enough. The new HYT SOONOW has the answer. Its intriguing and captivating presentation of time’s flow is a constant reminder that every second counts. Because these moments are what add together. “Now or never” is so yesterday. HYT defines the present as an energizing cliffhanger, never as a precariously suspended moment of gratification or information on demand. The meaning of time is the content we give it, every single step of the way. The new HYT SOONOW showcases this dynamic view of the now as a mobile pivotal point between the path traveled so far, and what could potentially lie ahead.
Even though the summer has not officially arrived, the warm spring weather in Dallas makes you feel the heat just as if the summer had already begun. Therefore, a summer soirée at the end of spring is not necessarily the wrong name for a great evening with friends, watches, good food, Aperol Spritz and Negronis. This time, HYT the hydromechanical horologists, partnered with us to bring their collection down to Dallas. In our opinion one of the most avant-garde watch companies and the only independent watchmaker that has gone where others have not, HYT was launched in 2012 by Lucien Vouillamoz, Patrick Berdoz, Emmanuel Savioz and Vincent Perriard. Their product offering, the most unique horological complication ever developed and the idea of introducing fluids into the heart of a mechanical watch seemed like the craziest thing to do.
With its latest H0 timepiece, HYT showcases the bare essentials of time’s transience in a watch that is as grounded as it is elevated. Fluidity is the language of the design’s appearance and message. This is translated clearly through sleek lines and shaping, subtly punctuated by splashes of color and underlying utilitarian confidence. The new H0 model’s take on transience and transparency has two variations. In one of these, a khaki dial and rubber strap stylishly camouflage the DLC anthracite coating of the stainless steel case. Red and pale green complete the color palette, with the former taking on the essential task of visualizing recently elapsed hours.
Eye Candy: HYT H0 Diamonds Red and Black. The Watch with 1,206 Diamonds Totaling 7.43 Carats on its Dial.
An unprecedented watch by HYT but one that happens to work very well with its dial full of diamonds. As they say, diamonds are allegedly forever, but how long is forever? And as Marylin Monroe would say: “ Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but in this case and due to the nature of the HYT watches they are also a man’s best friend as these pair of HYT H0 Diamonds are entirely unisex. On the new H0 Diamonds, a total of 1,206 diamonds totaling 7.43 carats flow through the design of the dial and every corner of it to interplay with light and sparkle through every millimeter of the watch.
A couple of weeks ago we brought you our hands-on review of the new HYT H1.0 collection, and we told you how much we fell in love with it. During Watches & Wonders Miami 2019, the HYT H.10 lineup got even better after the brand added a fourth model with black fluid giving the watch a fascinating color combination. Like we mentioned it before, the new HYT H1.0 is the natural evolution and progression of the minimalist design of the H0 Origin released two years ago at Baselworld 2017. The new HYT H1.0 Black Fluid rises above with an even more futuristic approach as the capillary tube is filled with black fluid and the glass capillary features superluminova C7 in vintage mint green color underneath.
The HYT H1.0 is the latest and greatest iteration of the hydro-mechanical timepieces by the avant-garde house that is nestled in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. HYT is the only watchmaking company to display time with fluids and it was launched in 2012 with the introduction of the H1 at BaselWorld. Today, after much work done in the R&D department, HYT has consolidated as one of the top independent watchmaking brands with a truly unique offering that remains unrivaled and that awarded them the innovation prize at the Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Genève in 2012.
Insider: HYT H0 'Time is Precious' Edition. A Strikingly Beautiful Multifaceted Reflective Mirror Dial.
After the huge success of the HYT H0 during Baselworld 2017, HYT presented the H0 'Feel the HYT' Edition during Watches & Wonders Miami 2018. Continuing with the saga of engraved casebands with exciting messages that enhance the primal curves of the pebble shaped case/crystal construction, the new HYT H0 ‘Time is Precious’ Edition is one of the latest pieces released by the Hydromechanical horologists during the SIHH 2019. Fitted with a multifaceted mirror dial that resembles a broken mirror and red fluidic hours, the HYT Time is Precious pays tribute to the phrase mastered by humanity for centuries regarding the priceless value of time.
News: HYT Launches Two All-Black Limited Edtions of the H2O. A 10-Piece Limited Edition in Blue and Red Fluids Respectively.
Sculpture gives mass meaning. The latest H2O from HYT looks to this visual art that operates in three dimensions to shed light on the essence of time. Viewed from any aspect, the sculpted timepiece unveils new angles on time, while colored and clear liquids keep its essential flow permanently present. Second by second, further layers of time are revealed, witnessed and anticipated. The all-black color-scheme, right through to the coating of the movement’s bridges, intensifies the visual drama between mystery and transparency.
News: Introducing the new HYT H0 Querétaro. A 5-Piece Limited Edition Celebrating a Mexican Aqueduct.
While the name 'Querétaro' might not mean much to people outside of Mexico, it sure does to us here at WCL and to the UNESCO. 'Querétaro' is a colonial city located approximately 200 kilometers north of Mexico City that was established in the 17th century and which has been designated as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Split in two sections with a rectilinear section and another one with picturesque winding streets, the most prominent colonial monument in the city of 'Querétaro' is its aqueduct.
Insider: HYT H0 'Feel the HYT' Edition. A 5-Piece Limited Edition in 18K Yellow Gold with Bright Red Fluid.
After the release of the HYT H0 during Baselworld 2017, where the hydromechanical horologissts decided to take a step back and head back to basics and straight to their very essence, the HYT H0 Feel the HYT Edition is the newest addition to the H0 Origin lineup. With the fully redesigned case and crystal from last year, this new watch is a perfect addition for those in love with yellow gold. With primal curves from a pebble smoothed by the water from a mountain stream, the new HYT H0 Feel the HYT Edition is very minimalist and eye-catching with its 18K yellow gold case paired with bright red fluid and a bright red rubber strap.
After the successful launch of the HYT H0 Origin at Baselworld 2017 where the HYT hydromechanical timepiece became more modern and minimalistic thanks to its redesigned case and crystal, this year at the SIHH 2018, HYT presented two new watches that follow a similar approach with a redesigned case and a more prominent box domed sapphire crystal. The new HYT H20 is rooted in the continuous movement of a colored and a transparent fluid in a capillary and it's available in two different limited editions of 25 pieces each.
Insider: HYT H4 Alinghi Limited Edition. Hands-On with our Favorite Piece from the Hydromechanical Horologists.
Innovation within tradition, the DNA of haute horlogerie, the movement heritage, and so on: forget it all. HYT does things its own way, and discards these received ideas. Need a known quantity to hang on to? Good news: the H4 Alinghi tells the time. As for the rest, you will need to forget anything that has been seen, designed, or even imagined before now. Nothing has changed, except the essential. The chassis is a familiar beast. Since the start of the year, the H4 has had more ink in publicity than it has in its capillary. It is based on the same movement architecture as the H1, HYT's inaugural piece, which has been completely skeletonized. With a 65-hour power reserve, it unveiled its sculptural mechanism for the very first time and opened up a new creative universe for HYT. One so appealing that the brand decided not to meddle with it: the new H4 Alinghi is virtually a carbon copy of its big brother but with a big surprise under the hood.
Going back to basics means going straight to the very essence. That's exactly why HYT decided to release the new HYT H0 with a fully redesigned case, crystal and look. By focusing on their fluid as their way of telling time, the new HYT H0 features a case that takes its inspiration from a droplet of fluid. With primal curves from a pebble smoothed by the water from a mountain stream...
The new HYT H1 Full Gold is all that HYT was missing so far. The new HYT H1 Full Gold is fitted with an 18K rose gold case measuring 48.8 mm in diameter and a thickness of 17.9 mm just like all other H1 pieces. Fitted with a gold dial with black fluid, this HYT is very reminiscent of a close relative, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26470OR we featured here.
For the second year of their partnership with the Alinghi sailing team, HYT and Alinghi hoist their sails even higher with the new H2 Alinghi which follows in the wake of the H4 Alinghi we reviewed here. For this particular watch and for the very first time in the history of HYT, the case on this new HYT H2 Alinghi is built of full untreated titanium.
Insider: Presenting the new HYT H1 Ghost. Hands-on with the First Timepiece from the Hydromechanical Horologists to Feature Superluminova.
The new HYT H1 Ghost is fitted with a black DLC titanium case measuring 48.8 mm in diameter and a thickness of 17.9 mm just exactly like all other H1 pieces, but this time, featuring a strikingly beautiful new dial and fluid where day and night intertwine just as the shadow and light constantly contrast. The new HYT H1 Ghost ref. 148-DL-60-NF-RU has been designed around a new black fluid that does not emit or reflect any light.
Today, we are bringing you our hands-on review of the new HYT Skull Bad Boy presented at Baselworld 2016. The first iteration of the HYT Skull was released in January 2015 in two model variations —Green Eye and Red Eye— and we brought you our hands-on review here. Then last year, the Skull Maori was presented and we reviewed it here. Well, if you thought that the HYT Skull Green Eye, Red Eye or the Maori were impressive enough, the new HYT Skull Bad Boy is by far our favorite Skull model from this manufacture thanks to its Damascus steel skull and the black fluid marking the hours.
Originally launched in 2014, the HYT H1 Iceberg now makes its appearance at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in a new iteration named HYT H1 Iceberg2. This new piece, crafted in the colors of the sky and the sea, is a limited edition of 50 pieces and will be available in stores as of March 2016. The new SIHH 2016 HYT H1 Iceberg2 is fitted with a titanium case measuring 48.8 mm in diameter and a thickness of 17.9 mm just exactly like the H1 Iceberg, but this time, featuring a strikingly beautiful grand feu enamel minute dial in blue and hour numerals on the flange also in blue.
After the news came out the first week of January of 2016, we finally got to see in person the newest creation from HYT —the hydromechanical horologists—, while we attending the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The newest watch from HYT, the H2 Tradition ref. 248-TW-10-BF-AB brings classic cues with a contemporary design to their super avant-garde way of telling time via fluid.
News: Pre-SIHH 2016 Presenting the HYT H2 Tradition. A Retro-Contemporary U-Turn in a 50-piece Limited Edition.
Contemporary classic or futuristic retro? As its name suggests, the new HYT H2 Tradition ref. 248-TW-10-BF-AB is a meeting of the two. It is the first HYT with classic guilloché finishes. It is the first HYT with delicate lacquered dials and blued hands. However, underneath this mantle of light, the H2 Tradition has both feet firmly in the 21st century. It retains its hydro-mechanical aesthetic, thanks to the capillary with the blue fluid moving forwards as the hours pass.